With its smaller, more historic downtown, Hanoi doesn’t have quite as many rooftop bars as Saigon. But there are still options… and over the course of 91 days, we discovered some great places to get a birds-eye view of Vietnam’s capital.
Hanoi is a city in which first impressions can be totally inaccurate… especially if you’ve just come from South Vietnam. The relaxed and friendly demeanor of Saigon is nowhere to be found here, and the initial feeling we had wasn’t positive. But after a month, we started to understand the city on its own terms, and not just in comparison to Saigon.